Chen Chen was born and raised in China. After earning her doctorate at the University, Chen started Cocoon House LLC, a small business focused on designing, importing and wholesaling women's silk clothing. Cocoon House, located in St. Paul, MN, has sales representatives around the country and sells to retailers and catalog companies nationwide. Cocoon House puts great emphasis on quality. Chen works personally with artists here and in China to develop distinctive, beautiful designs. Our factory in China digitally prints these designs on fine silk to create stunning clothing items. Working directly with the factory helps ensure products produced are high quality and defect free. Cocoon House also puts great emphasis on service. Chen works closely with her employees to ensure customer orders are fulfilled quickly and efficiently. The close relationship Chen has with our factory allows Cocoon House to be extremely nimble in quickly bringing new designs into production. New products are often ready to ship to customers from our St. Paul warehouse within two weeks of design finalization.
Chen received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education and Human Development in 2015.